Special Issue "Cancer Disparities Among Rural Minority Populations"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
While cancer incidence, mortality, and screening rates have improved over time, these improvements have not been experienced equally by all populations. In the United States, racial and ethnic minority populations living in rural areas, particularly non-Hispanic Black and Native American/Alaska Native populations, have a greater cancer burden than their urban and White counterparts and often have less access to cancer prevention and treatment services. Rural, racial/ethnic minority populations in countries throughout the world experience similar disparities. Continued research is needed to understand the fundamental causes, contextual factors, and individual characteristics that contribute to cancer disparities among racial/ethnic minority populations in rural areas. It is equally important to examine the feasibility and effectiveness of policy-based, clinical, and/or community interventions that aim to reduce disparities among rural, racial, and ethnic minorities. For this Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, we invite research papers, reviews, case reports, methodological papers, brief reports, and commentaries that examine the dynamic of race/ethnicity and rural geography in disparities all along the cancer control continuum (including etiology, primary prevention, screening, treatment, and survivorship). Papers can be submitted from a wide range of disciplines including epidemiology, health services research, health policy, medical geography, health promotion and behaviour, and sociology. Research papers that employ quantitative and qualitative observational methods as well as intervention studies are welcome. International submissions are encouraged.
Dr. Whitney Zahnd
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- cancer health disparities
- rural health
- geographic disparities
- racial/ethnic minorities
- social determinants of health
- cancer control continuum
- access to care
- multilevel studies